A (translated) Tweet sent from the Samsung Mobile Romania account said the company is planning to get the phone on the market for 'late 2011':
"The production will be started now, most likely [to arrive] in late 2011. It [Nexus 3] will bring Android 4.0 on the market."
Real or no real?
Of course, given this is a translation it shouldn't be taken as totally factually accurate, which could mean that it's more of a commentary on the situation, something the the Samsung Mobile Romania account is now saying in response to user queries:
"Hello! It's about a discussion around the rumor of releasing the new Nexus. We haven't got any official info!"
The original Tweet has (unsurprisingly) been deleted - but let's be honest here, the chances that Samsung is behind the next iteration of the Nexus brand and will be the first to launch an Android 4.0-powered device are looking pretty good.